PAL Celebrates at Summer Camps

“My favorite part of the day was seeing the clowns perform,” said six-year-old Samantha from PAL’s PS 48.“They were so funny and taught us magic tricks.”

The Summer Day Camp Carnival promoted cooperation, camaraderie, sportsmanship and self-esteem through a variety of fun and exciting activities.The Police Athletic League’s Summer Day Camp serves over 2,000 elementary school youth annually.It runs for eight weeks between July and August in 15 PAL Centers throughout the five boroughs, offering an alternative to families who can’t afford private camps or daycare services when school is out.

The Police Athletic League is an official legacy organization of the 2011 World Police & Fire Games.New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first, largest and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served New York City’s young people for 97 years.PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to over 50,000 boys and girls annually.It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.For more information visit

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